* WSJ names editor.
* HULU grows, gains partners
* NBCU, DISH to offer interactive ads.
* MICROSOFT launches Live Search Cashback.
* TIME WARNER , TIME WARNER CABLE spin off official.
* PICKENS follows ICAHN to YAHOO.
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Sunday, May 17, 2009
The Wall Street Journal's web site has jumped to more that 12 million monthly unique visitors in April, an increase of 160 percent over the same period last year, according a Nielsen Online report published today in Editor & Publisher.
Wsj.logo We surmise that a big part of the jump has resulted from the complete site redesign which was implemented in September. We assume that the financial crisis has driven considerable traffic.
Internal Wall Street Journal Memo
Trumpeting the news to the staff on Friday, Alan Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal, whose responsibility includes the paper's online operations and Almar Latour, managing editor of the WSJ.com, sent around this memo to the WSJ.com staff on the growth:
We'd like to alert you to a significant milestone achieved by WSJ.com in April.
Nielsen recorded a 160% increase in visitors to the site from a year earlier, for a record total of 12.4 million. No other major news site is growing at anything remotely close to that pace. The New York Times, for instance, had a decrease in traffic over the same period.
The Nielsen numbers have their problems. Our internal metrics suggest an much larger audience. Yet the base is consistent, so the trends are real.
We believe there are a number of important reasons for that growth:
-Your enthusiasm in reporting, writing and rapidly filing speedies/urgents is making our online news more dynamic than ever.
-Our multimedia content is richer than it has ever been - with your articles supplemented by videos, information graphics, slideshows, audio presentations, etc.
-We are engaging with readers more deeply than ever before - our comments sections have become venues for a kind of rich and intelligent conversation that is unique on the web. And our real-time columns have pioneered a new form of journalism, at once well-reported, conversational and interactive.
-Our business model is working. As we expanded our audience in the last year, we also grew our online subscriber base. We now have more than one million online subscribers. Advertising revenues and subscription revenues have both grown over the year, in spite of a weak economy, and we have plans that will keep them both growing in the future.
-We are investing in our products. This week marked the successful launch of the new MarketWatch.com - be sure to check it out. In the past year, we have revamped WSJ.com; launched new web sites in Europe, Asia and India; launched a hugely successful new iPhone app (nearly 400,000 downloads already.) And there is much more on the drawing board for the coming year.
At the core of all of this is the one thing that has always made the Wall Street Journal great: superb journalism, written and edited with accuracy and integrity by an unmatched team of talented journalists. As long as we have that, we can be sure of success, no matter where the economy or technology may take us.
-- Alan & Almar
Alan told me late today that part of the growth can be attributed to the success in creating social networks within the WSJ.com.
In September, the day after the redesign when live, I interviewed Alan. I have reposted the interview today. He explains the approach to social networking on the site.
Meanwhile at The New York Times
While the Journal is on a tear, Nielsen reports the Times is down 8 percent for the month. A Times spokesperson tells Jen Saba at E&P that the paper is disputing the results with Nielsen and says "We believe their data is in error...."
Wall Street Journal Online -- 12,398,000 -- 160%
USATODAY.com -- 11,987,000 -- 12%
washingtonpost.com -- 10,232,000 -- 8%
LA Times -- 8,418,000 -- 18%
Andy Plesser, Executive Producer
Talyor Marti from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reviews WSJ On Campus - Inside the Admissions Office.
Users can add the WSJ Social app to their Facebook account via http://social.wsj.com. Content includes articles and blogs from WSJ.com, including breaking news, columns, analysis and opinion. All content in WSJ Social is available for free for the first month courtesy of Dell, the exclusive launch advertiser for the app. As part of this beta release, additional features, including customization and further content integration, will be added in the coming days and weeks.
Directed by Naftali Beane Rutter
The Kardashian Sisters - Kim, Khloe and Kourtney - sit down with WSJ's Lee Hawkins for an exclusive interview about the business of celebrity. The sisters discuss how they developed their fashion line, how "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" helps them build an audience and brand awareness, and the ways they use Twitter and other social media to connect with their fans.
Usher discusses his new album HERE: http://bit.ly/M8uJlU
Mario Lopez talks Ryan Seacrest HERE: http://bit.ly/KYZknO
Watch Manny Pacquiao's exclusive WSJ interview HERE: http://bit.ly/KZyiNj
Lee Hawkins interviews Soulja Boy, John Elway, Cee Lo Green and more HERE: http://bit.ly/LWstNg
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Hip-hop star Soulja Boy sits down with WSJ's Lee Hawkins and discusses the reoccurring issue of rappers getting in trouble for carrying guns.
This viseo has been taken from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAnYuqJxAms&feature=plcp
The Kardashian Sisters - Kim, Khloe and Kourtney - sit down with WSJ's Lee Hawkins for an exclusive interview about the business of celebrity. The sisters discuss how they developed their fashion line, how "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" helps them build an audience and brand awareness, and the ways they use Twitter and other social media to connect with their fans. Usher discusses his new album HERE: http://bit.ly/M8uJlU Mario Lopez talks Ryan Seacrest HERE: http://bit.ly/KYZknO Watch Manny Pacquiao's exclusive WSJ interview HERE: http://bit.ly/KZyiNj Lee Hawkins interviews Soulja Boy, John Elway, Cee Lo Green and more HERE: http://bit.ly/LWstNg Subscribe to WSJ Live HERE: http://bit.ly/Kpz7Ab
Tony Hendra, the editor of My Wall Street Journal, is still waiting for a call from News Corp.'s big cheese, Rupert Murdoch.
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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple will be shipping the Tablet in March. Google revealed the Nexus One at their press conference today. Watch the video for the specs! You can read Engadget's hands on review here. The Light Touch Interactive Projector uses holographic laser projection to give you a full color, 10" touch screen on a flat surface. The L5 remote allows you to control anything in the house with an IR receiver from your iPhone or iPod Touch.
http://uselectionnews.org/ A poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC found that Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon turned reality show host, had better approval ratings than two of his likely contenders if he decided to run for President in 2012.
Vidyo is redefining the telepresence landscape by making HD video conferencing accessible and affordable for all. No matter where you are, what network you are on or what device you're using, HD video conferencing is now within your reach. Check out the vid and go to www.vidyo.com to learn more.
Dave out does himself on todayâs show. Dave talks about a new WSJ poll, Pelosi vs. Cheney in the blink per minute department, Kerry NOT running AGAIN, College kids beating up Palestinian students, Iran assuring Syria America and Israel will die soon, and a word from al-queda. Todayâs message: Jesus called them fools Part 1
* GOOGLE launches Gadget Ads.
* CABLE OPERATORS developing standard for interactive ads.
* MGM to start an HD channel.
* MURDOCH considering a free WSJ.com.
* DIGG rolls out social-networking features.
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